'''Rhoda Broughton''' (29 November 1840 – 5 June 1920) was a Welsh novelist and short story writer.
[Robert Hadji, "Rhoda
Broughton" in Jack Sullivan (literary scholar)|Jack Sullivan (ed) (1986) ''
The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural'' Viking Press, 1986, ISBN 0-670-80902-0 (p.285). (pp. 58)]
Her early novels earned her a reputation for sensationalism which caused her later and stronger work to be neglected by serious critics, though she was described as a queen of the circulating library|circulating libraries